Natural language names
Change log
IFC4 Addendum 1
Semantic definitions at the type
Type definition

IfcBinary is a defined type of simple data type BINARY which may be used to encode binary data such as embedded textures.

NOTE  This type was introduced to maintain consistency with all native types. A future IFC release may support this data type within IfcSimpleValue to enable use at property sets.


HISTORY  New type in IFC4 ADD1 (modification does not impact file compatibility).
Formal representations
XSD Specification
 <xs:simpleType name="IfcBinary">
  <xs:restriction base="xs:hexBinary"/>
 <xs:element name="IfcBinary-wrapper" nillable="true">
    <xs:extension base="xs:hexBinary">
     <xs:attributeGroup ref="ifc:instanceAttributes"/>
EXPRESS Specification
TYPE IfcBinary = BINARY;

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